Yung. H. Wong

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Thrombin both stimulates phosphoinositide hydrolysis and inhibits adenylyl cyclase in a variety of cell types. Whether the cloned human platelet thrombin receptor accounts for both of these signaling events is unknown. We report that thrombin receptor agonist peptide causes both phosphoinositide hydrolysis and inhibition of adenylyl cyclase in naturally(More)
Rabbit anti-bovine myo-inositol-1-phosphate synthase was used to examine the distribution of that enzyme in perfused and immersion-fixed bovine brain and testis. In brain, intense and specific staining was found in the walls of all the vascular elements including cerebral capillaries. The remainder of brain parenchyma exhibited only low levels of background(More)
Opioid receptors solubilized in Mg2+-digitonin (2%, wt/vol) from Mg2+-pretreated rat brain membranes maintain, in addition to high-affinity opioid agonist binding, the modulation by guanine nucleotides. One of the modes of expression of the latter property is an attenuation of agonist binding by guanine nucleotides in the presence of Na+. To investigate the(More)
Stimulation of NG115-401L neuronal cells with bradykinin produces a dose-dependent increase in inositol phosphate production which is not blocked, rather slightly increased, after treatment with pertussis toxin. Nevertheless, pertussis toxin stimulates ADP-ribosylation of a 41K membrane protein, and blocks opioid receptor-mediated inhibition of stimulated(More)
Dopamine and norepinephrine are neurotransmitters which participate in various regulatory functions of the human brain. These functions are lost in neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. In this study, we used SK-N-MC neuroblastoma cells to investigate the cytotoxicities of high concentrations of dopamine and(More)
L-myo-Inositol-1-phosphate synthase has been purified to homogeneity from bovine testis by (NH4)2SO4 precipitation on Celite followed by reverse (NH4)2SO4 gradient elution, DEAE chromatography, gel filtration, and hydroxylapatite chromatography. The enzyme is then pure by the criteria of elution profile from the hydroxylapatite, electrophoresis, and(More)
When UDP-galactose 4-epimerase is inactivated by p-(bromoacetamido)phenyl uridyl pyrophosphate (BUP), the diphosphopyridine nucleotide (DPN) associated with this enzyme as a tightly bound coenzyme cannot be reduced by substrates or by UMP-activated reduction by glucose. Upon acid denaturation of the inactivated enzyme, the DPN released corresponded to(More)
Pertussis toxin-catalyzed ADP-ribosylation of the guanine nucleotide-binding proteins Gi and Go is shown to proceed in Mg2+-digitonin extracts from rat brain; the Mr 41,000 and Mr 39,000 peptides are labelled there as in the membranes. The ADP-ribosylation in detergent solution retains the differential sensitivity to guanine nucleotide analogues. This(More)
Twenty hours following the subcutaneous administration of 5 mEq/kg doses of 6LiCl and 7LiCl to two groups of rats, the cerebral cortex molar ratio of 6Li+/7Li+ is 1.5. The effects of the lithium isotopes on cortex myo-inositol and myo-inositol-l-phosphate levels are the same as we have reported earlier: a Li+ concentration-dependent lowering of myo-inositol(More)
The guanine nucleotide analogue, 5'-p-fluorosulphonylbenzoyl guanosine (FSBG), can react covalently with GTP-binding proteins (G proteins). In rat brain membranes, FSBG causes a time-dependent loss of beta,gamma-imido[8-3H]guanosine 5'-triphosphate binding sites. Using 1 mM FSBG, the guanyl nucleotide modulation of opioid agonist binding is abolished,(More)